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Sajith writes to PM; seeks secret ballot; wavers on abolishing presidency

UNP deputy leader Sajith Premadasa has written to PM Wickremesnghe seeking a secret ballot from among the party's Working Committee and Parliamentary Group.


Speaker willing to run for President; abolishing presidency high priority

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya set out some conditions today in order to consider entering the fray, with abolishing the executive presidency high on the agenda.


SLFP not interested in Presidential poll aims to win Parliament -Sirisena

Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to form the “next government of this country in 2020,” by focusing on the Parliamentary General elections due next year, and not on the Presidential elections in the next few weeks.


Archbishop Welby visits Katuwapitiya Church

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby yesterday 29 Aug visited St Sebastian's Church in Katuwapitiya where more than a hundred people were killed in the Easter Sunday suicide attacks.


UNP Alliance will be “Social Democratic” – Rajitha

The United National Party-led Alliance will bring a Social Democratic focus to its policies when contesting future elections, but the burning question as to who its candidate for the Presidential elections will be is yet to be settled, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne told reporters today 29, Aug.


Pohottuwa “Terminator” will terminate your future – PM

In a speech made at Temple Trees today (9), an upbeat Wickremesinghe went on the offensive, listing out exactly what he thought an SLPP Commander-in-Chief would end up terminating.


UNP-led alliance by end August; only goal victory for party and country – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today that the proposed UNP-led Democratic National Alliance (DNF) will be formed before the end of August.


SLPP swings into action as UNP cancels Alliance launch

As the Yahapalana government sputters to the end the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) election machinery swung smoothly into action on Sunday while the launch of the United National Party (UNP) led National Democratic Front (NDF) alliance which was to happen today 5 Aug was cancelled.


UNP Top Brass to amend alliance constitution

Four senior members of the United National Party will meet tonight to make changes to the proposed Constitution of the alliance the party plans to lead in the Presidential Election.


UNP in crisis as deep divisions emerge at Working Committee

Just weeks before the political campaign for the forthcoming Presidential Election begins in earnest the United National Party plunged deep into crisis today (Aug 1) as a raucous meeting of the Working Committee exposed the deep divisions within the Grand Old Party.


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